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ACC Responds to Claims Regarding Phthalates in School Supplies

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer along with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice released a report claiming that many vinyl back-to-school products contain high levels of phthalates. The following statement regarding the report can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council.

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ACC Comments on EPA Peer Review Plans for Chemical Assessments

While EPA has provided basic information regarding its peer review plans, we think the Agency must also address several key areas in order to strengthen and improve the peer review process. Specifically, we believe the plan should ensure peer review panels are composed of eperts across all disciplines based principally on their scientific epertise and should not eclude panelists based solely on their affiliation.

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Study Lacks Sufficient Evidence to Demonstrate BPA Causes Coronary Artery Disease

Small-scale studies of this type tell us very little about potential impacts of BPA on human health. This study is incapable of establishing a cause-and-effect relationship between BPA eposure and coronary artery disease. While studies like these can help provide direction for potential future research, by themselves they cannot and do not demonstrate that a particular chemical can cause a particular disease.

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CPI Releases New Guidelines for Polyurethane Freight Loading and Securement

The document, which is intended for transportation professionals that ship or receive polyurethane related materials, contains basic principles and eamples of good practices. The document, Guidelines for Freight Securement: Freight Loading and Securement for Chemical Shipments in the Polyurethane Industry, is available for free on CPIs Website.

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Latest Spray Foam Data Shows Growth in Sales

As an important building and construction product that promotes energy efficiency and can save on energy costs, it is understandable why spray foam usage continues to grow, said CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone. This most recent data shows growth in the overall spray foam sector with sales up 29% from the first half of 2010 to the first half of 2012.